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Chiefs (3) 28 / 12 (9) Bulls (Final  Score)

The Chiefs and Vodacom Bulls did battle in Super Rugby 2017 at

FMG Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand at 08:35 SA Time (19:35 NZ Time, 06:35 GMT).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1 & M-Net on TV in SA.




  • Penalties – Aaron Cruden (3)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Shaun Stevenson (1), Damian McKenzie (1), Atu Moli (1)
  • Conversions – Aaron Cruden (2)


  • Penalties – Handré Pollard (4)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – 0
  • Conversions – 0


Vodacom Bulls
1 April 2017 at 08:35 SA Time
  • Team: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Shaun Stevenson, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Johnny Faauli, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (Co-captain), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (Co-captain), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi
  • Replacements: 16 Brayden Mitchell, 17 Kane Hames, 18 Atu Moli, 19 Taleni Seu, 20 Mitchell Karpik, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Stephen Donald, 23 Solomon Alaimalo
  • Team: 15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Nick de Jager, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss (Captain), 1 Pierre Schoeman
  • Replacements: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Jason Jenkins, 20 Jannes Kirsten, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Warrick Gelant

Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), Cam Stone (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

114 Responses to Super Rugby 2017: Chiefs vs Vodacom Bulls – Live Game Article

  • 101

    Bulls 5m penalty… time is already up on the clock.

  • 102

    we can wring our hands in frustration but it has to be acknowledged, the Chiefs are a very good team and sadly way superior to the Bulls on both paper and the park. This is also a young relatively inexperienced Bulls side, with a new management team. Did we really expect a different result? Not.

  • 103

    Chiefs penalty… they will hack it out to end the game!

  • 104

    what say you GB?

  • 105

    Chiefs (3) 28 / 12 (9) Vodacom Bulls (Final Score)

  • 106

    104 @ Tassies:
    Sadly, the Bulls are just not good enough… not a lot more to say!

  • 107

    See you in a little while for the next game….

  • 108

    nice interview Adriaan. Quality bloke.

  • 109

    I don’t expect to see a different result when the Stormers go on tour to the little islands. The Kiwi sides are all quality and the chiefs are consistently one of the best.

  • 110

    Ahh no that’s disappointing to see the result after the halftime score. Reading the comments it seems like we made lots of handling errors which would have made it hard to build momentum in periods we were doing well. In the end guess the Chiefs just stayed calm and patient and took their chances. At 4 tries to none I suppose the score is flattering

  • 111

    Tassies wrote:

    nice interview Adriaan. Quality bloke.

    Hi Tassies what is he saying? Am om a train Glasgow bound

  • 112

    Well, for what it’s worth, I thought the Smurfs played pretty well.
    Just lacked penetration in the mid-field.
    Wings looked very good.
    Forwards as good as ever.
    Bully Boys………………………………… do not be despondent. better times lie ahead.

    The only difference between the Two Teams was the class of Stevenson’s solo effort try,
    and the pace and timing of McKenzie.

  • 113

    Bad luck Bulls.

    Did not expect a win, but I really think that the biggest problem is between the ears.

  • 114

    @ cane:
    @112 Hi cane thanks for that, didn’t watch but your summary makes it sound way closer than the score suggests. Unfortunately no log points for us Bulls is the net result. Hopefully we’ll get better quickly.


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